Saturday 04.06.13


Congratulations Hiit Mamas!
You have completed your first 90 Day Challenge! 
Today you will give your self a pat on the back, heck, give yourself a big slap on the booty, you’ve eared it! Today you will also weight yourself (hopefully for the first time in 90 Days!), take the same measurements you did on Day 1, and take your after pictures. 
I am so proud of all of you and what you have accomplished in the last 90 Days and I can’t wait to hear and see your results. 
The final challenge that I will give you is to share your accomplishment. If you are proud, post your results and before and after photos on our Facebook page and your Facebook page. If you are a little more shy, send me your results and photos (hiitmamas@gmail.com) and I will chop off your head and post them anonymously on our upcoming 90 Day Challenge WODs. It will be such a motivation and inspiration to all of our new 90 Day Challenge Mamas to see what you have been able to accomplish during your first 90.
Then get ready for your second 90 Day Challenge coming up on Monday. The additional challenges will all be the same for you, so just keep up the good work and look for more ways to improve your diet and lifestyle along the way.

And now, for our next 90 Day Challenge:

Welcome to the Hiit Mamas
 90 Day Challenge!!
Here we go Challenge Mamas… 
For the next 90 days we will be 
pushing ourselves farther, 
eating healthier,
 becoming tighter and harder,
 and getting our bodies bikini ready
and HIIT strong.
This is how we will do it:
1. We will do the WOD Monday through Friday and push hard to go faster and do more. We will not cut corners. We will not quit. We will not substitute (unless absolutely necessary).
We will kill it and we will progress our bodies to the ultimate goal.
If you are trying to lose more than 10 lbs, you will add a run (or some
other sort of cardio) after any WOD not involving a run.
2. We will drink the Vi-shakes
everyday. If you are trying to lose more than 10 lbs, you should
replace 2 meals a day with a Vi-shake and have a balanced 3rd meal. If
you are trying to lose less than 10 lbs or want to get rid of that last
layer of pudge, you should replace 1 meal a day (I do lunch) with a
Vi-shake with an optional 2nd shake post-workout for optimum muscle
growth and health. If you are underweight and are trying to only build
muscle or if you are nursing and should not cut calories, you will add a
Vi-shake to your post-workout routine or add 2 Vi-shakes, 1 before the
WOD and 1 after for maximum results.
3. Now for the added challenge:
each week I will challenge you to add or remove one thing from your
diet or lifestyle that is not benefiting your health or progression.
Once the week is over, you will continue with that challenge for the
duration of the 90 days, adding something new each week. I will announce
every Friday what the next weeks added challenge will be. I will be
doing this with all of you so anything I impose on you, I will also be
challenging myself with. 
4. Track your progress and results.
Today ONLY I want you to weigh yourself, take your before picture in a
sports bra and shorts or bikini (front, back and side), and measure your chest, waist, hips, biceps, and thighs. This information is for you
only. Keep it safe somewhere. If you are interested in the cash prizes
that Visalus has to offer for the 90 Day Challenge, you can submit your
info and picture on your Visalus Challenge page. Post your times on www.hiitmamas.com after every WOD as well as how you are feeling,
changes you are noticing, etc. Don’t weigh yourself again until the 90
days is over, taking into account that muscle is heavier than fat. Our
measurements and how our after pictures look will be the biggest
indicator. In addition, Visalus is offering the opportunity for 10 people every week in 2013 to win $10,000 just for losing 10 lbs. If you are interested in submitting, click here: Project 10.
I am also excited to announce that the Vi-shape shakes are
 now available in the UK! 
That is it! I am so excited to start this challenge. I am so glad that
so many of you are doing it with me. It helps so much to have support!
no caffeine


Click here for a visual of the effects caffeine has on your body!
Caffeine is a drug stimulant found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, dietary supplements and certain foods. Though caffeine may pose some benefits, such as mental sharpness and increased energy, it can also pose dangerous risks. People respond differently to caffeine, so risk for such dangers varies. Excessive caffeine consumption heightens a person’s risk for harmful effects.
Reduced Bone Strength
Excessive caffeine intake may cause the body to rid itself of calcium–a nutrient vital in supporting bone strength. People at risk for osteoporosis, a condition characterized by brittle bones, may exhibit higher risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures if they consume caffeine regularly. According to research published in the Journal of Bones and Mineral Research in Dec. 2009, elderly women are at highest risk for caffeine-related bone problems. Elderly women who lack calcium in their diet and consume caffeine frequently exhibit greater instances of osteoporosis and bone fractures than women deficient in calcium who do not consume caffeine.
Increased Blood Pressure
Increased blood pressure often occurs when people have blockage in their arteries, adhere to diets high in saturated fats, exercise too little or are genetically predisposed to high blood pressure. Caffeine intake can also trigger blood pressure spikes. According to Mayo Clinic hypertension specialist, Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D., the amount of caffeine found in two to three cups of coffee can raise a person’s systolic pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) 3 to 14 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic pressure (the bottom number) 4 to 13 mm Hg. Such increases prove particularly dangerous for people with high blood pressure or heart-related diseases. In general, people who consume caffeine regularly or in excessive amounts may exhibit higher blood pressure than people who do not. Caffeine found in energy drinks and dietary supplements is often accompanied by additional stimulants, such as the herbs guarana and ginseng. These herbs exacerbate blood pressure risks.
Caffeine may lead to physical dependence. In an interview with U.S. News and World Report, professor Roland Griffiths, of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine explained that though people are hesitant to consider caffeine addiction a drug addiction, the basic mechanisms by which people become dependent upon caffeine are similar to classic drug addiction. As with any addiction, withdrawal symptoms arise when those addicted to caffeine reduce or eliminate caffeine from their lifestyle. People who routinely drink coffee in the morning may experience withdrawal symptoms if their coffee is delayed or missed. Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal include headache, lethargy, foggy thinking, depressed or irritable mood and even nausea or vomiting. Excessive or frequent caffeine intake pose greatest risk for addiction. 
Emotional Effects
Excessive caffeine intake can disturb a person’s moods and emotional health. According to research published in the journal Drug Alcohol Dependency in September 2008, nervousness, restlessness and anxiety are common consequences of caffeine toxicity. People may have difficulty sitting still and may develop heightened paranoia, jealousy and other worrisome emotions. Once the stimulant effects of caffeine wear off, the post-caffeine “crash,” or drop in mood and energy, may pose added emotional side effects. People with depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders may hold higher risk for adverse emotional effects.
Excessive caffeine consumption may cause insomnia, which is a common sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling to sleep, remaining asleep or having nonrefreshing sleep for at least four consecutive weeks. According to the National Sleep Foundation, seven out of 10 people who exhibit the highest caffeine intake have insomnia. The more caffeine a person consumes, the more likely he is to develop insomnia. Insomnia causes daytime sleepiness and often leads to further caffeine consumption, as a person struggles with daytime wakefulness. Caffeine-induced insomnia may also cause mental fogginess and reduced cognitive abilities. If left untreated, insomnia may increase a person’s risk for weight gain, obesity, mood swings, dependency on sleeping pills, reduced immune system function and automobile accidents.
Physical Effects
Caffeine toxicity also affects a person’s physical well-being. According to the Mayo Clinic, excessive caffeine drinkers may develop nausea and additional digestive symptoms. Caffeine in any amount is known to increase a person’s heart rate and blood pressure; over-consumption of caffeine may have dramatic negative effects. People with heart-related health conditions, such as hypertension, or high blood pressure, may have increased risk for heart attack. Heart palpitations and arrhythmias, which are irregular heartbeats, have also been reported. Muscle tremors, extreme shakiness and headaches may also occur. When shakiness is severe or coupled with intense irritability, risk for accidents and injuries increase.

If those
aren’t enough reasons, I don’t know what is!? Challenge yourself. I know
this will be hard for some of you but you have nothing to lose by
trying it for 90 days….only insight and health to gain. Start on
Monday, if you have to have coffee, go buy some decaf. Get ready, here
we go!! 🙂


  1. I may aim for no soda, I drink one a day and see if I can make that trickle down to no coffee. :/

    1. You might want to start with coffee because soda is coming up too. 😉

  2. I want in on this challenge!! IM not doing VI shakes, Im doing Plexus though. Can I still get in on this? How do i get started, just jump in or is there somewhere to post measurements/workouts/etc?

    1. Hi PS Hill-
      Antoine can do the 90 Day Challenge any way you like. The WODs will always be free to everyone and you can follow along with the challenge any way that you want. I would suggest checking the ingredients of your shakes though: sugar, sodium, calories, etc. The Vi-shape shakes have less than 1 gram of sugar, only 90 calories, and 30% of your daily vitamins. Also, 12 grams of fully absorbable protein and prebiotic fiber.

    2. Also, you can post your times on the WOD each day so you can reference it the next time we do that WOD.

    1. Sorry Lora. I fixed the date. We are starting Monday, April 8th. 🙂

  3. I want to do this! Can I still sign up if I'm not doing the shakes? I use Zija, and I have already paid for the next 2 months of it. I want to follow everything else though!

    1. Hi Jessica-
      Anyone can follow along with the workouts and the challenge any way they want. 🙂

  4. I've found this blog a few days ago, I'm exciting to start this challenge with you… I'll do my best, no matter I'm new in this…

  5. Hi, My name is Julianne M. Through my sister-in-law, I followed part of your last 90 day challenge.
    I'm looking forward to participating and leaving my daily comments.
    Thank you!!

  6. I finished the first 90 day challenge and I am feeling great! Lost 14 lbs and 15 inches! Have done every workout! This time around I plan to run more often. Looking forward to another 90 days of challenging WODs! THANK YOU JENNI!!!

    1. Christy!! That is so awesome! Congratulations!!! I am excited to continue my progress on this next challenge too!!

  7. Can breastfeeding mamas do vishakes? I am concerned about ingredients.

    1. Martha- yes. Absolutely. I nursed each of my 4 kids for a year so u understand being careful of what you consume: no caffeine, pain killers, alcohol, etc. I was strict! The shakes are great. You will be adding protein, great digestive fiber, and tons of vitamins, 30% of the daily recommended. You just can't use them to meal replace because you need the calories to maintain your milk supply and your baby needs calories.

  8. I am going to do the challenge this time around! I have two vacations during the next 90 days so I hope to keep up the challenge!


    1. That was from me before I figured this out, all good now, can't wait to feel the burn tomorrow :).

  9. I am also a very strict breast feeder. Just had my third child 9 weeks ago and I'm a paleo girl. I enjoy your tailored wods. I'm glad I don't drink caffeine at all already. Lol
    My only issue is that I can't afford the Vi shake. As disappointing as that is, I still plan on following along everyday with the workouts.
    P.S. I love crossfit. 😉

  10. I'm in!! I will get my weight & measurements logged as soon as I can. I've been MIA to the blog over the last week due to being sick and celebrating my youngest's birthday. I can't wait to see my results!! Thanks!

  11. Let's see if I can stick with it this time.

    Sign me up!

    What suggestions do you have for substituting running? Still struggling with Plantar Fasciitis so I can't run 🙁

  12. Im excited to get this party started albeit Im nervous! My first goal stop my raid on the cheesit box when I let my dog out at 3:00 in the morning.

  13. Rx: 29:18
    Just ordered my shakes! I have been following the workouts for 3 weeks now. Excited to fully commit to the 90 days!

  14. I would like to join the 90 day challenge as well; however I cannot afford the vi shakes! Can I still join?

    1. Yes. The workouts will always be free to everyone and anyone can follow along any way that they like. A few things to consider are that the shakes are $1.60 each, so for $1.60 you can have lunch everyday. I personally am saving money on my grocery bill. Also, there is a program where if you get 3 friends to join, your kit is free every month. I can help you with that if you want. 🙂

  15. 15:22 for 3 modified rounds of 12 inch step and modifed wallballs with a 10 lb dumbell (no throwing but going through the motions) I been out for 6 months or more from a back injury so slow and modified is me right now. And hopefully I'll be good as I used to be soon.

  16. Jenni, I would love that. I would be able to do it next month. I only get paid once a month and I can do it then. Until then I have been doing everything else. Each month I am trying to add a new piece of equipment to my arsenal as well!
    Thank you!

  17. How long of a cardio workout after the WOD (for losing >20lbs)?

    1. I would suggest 30 minutes of running after each WOD that doesn't include running.

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